While quartz countertops are resistant to scratches, scuffs, dents, stains and burns, these surfaces are not damage-proof. Homeowners must take care to avoid exposing quartz countertops to permanent inks, markets or dyes, as these substances may not be removable. If a countertop is marked by a permanent marker or dye, rinse the area with water as soon as possible, then apply a cleansing product approved by the manufacturer if the stain is still visible. Clean the area again with water after applying the cleanser.

Turpentine and other paint stripping products may damage or discolor a quartz surface. To be on the safe side, avoid exposing quartz to any strong chemicals or solvents unless your manufacturer recommends them for use in removing stubborn stains or hardened grease. If exposure to a potentially harmful chemical solvent occurs, clean the area with water immediately.

Quartz countertops can be damaged by direct exposure to heat. When cooking, use trivets or heating pads to guard the countertop surface against direct exposure to hot cookware or coffee pots. Although quartz is resistant to stains from juice, wine, coffee and other food substances, it is best to wipe up spills immediately to prevent possible stains. When chopping vegetables, slicing bread or preparing other foods with sharp utensils, use a cutting board to prevent scratches.

Very little maintenance is required for quartz countertops. This engineered product does not require sealants, and its non porous surface makes it a durable, sanitary option for kitchens or bathrooms.

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